I Blame “The Lumineers”
“Ho Hey” This song has been running in my head. I heard it on a commercial. I needed to know who wrote it. Google search, YouTube link, Ok. I listen, I watch, I see the expressions of the actors. I hear the feeling in the words. To some this makes them feel happiness. To me it is the opposite. I believe if I was a Songwriter I could write like this. Then others wouldn’t think I was just some overly depressed emotional bipolar being. They would think it was just a song. A song that invokes memories or emotions that one has or had at one point in time.
Adele reached number 1 on the billboard charts and won 6 Grammy Awards in one night. You look into the lyrics for some of those songs you feel pain, heartache, love. The songs are full of emotion. But one song that stuck out for millions of people was “Someone Like You”. Read the interviews though. The song is fiction. A story created as a “What If?”. How could someone write and sing with such feeling without experiencing it? Obviously there are people that have the same thoughts. Real thoughts, something similar has happened to them. A “Love”. One they thought was perfect. Instead they weren’t completely compatible. A few flaws. Someone Like You. Like is the keyword there. Like them but not the same. Just all of the good and none of the bad.
Rhianna said that best in the intro to “We Found Love“.
It’s like you’re screaming, and no one can hear
You almost feel ashamed
That someone could be that important
That without them, you feel like nothing
No one will ever understand how much it hurts
You feel hopeless; like nothing can save you
And when it’s over, and it’s gone
You almost wish that you could have all that bad stuff back
So that you could have the good
That is one song that I heard over and over again this summer. The radio talking to me. (Not literally, I’m not that disturbed) It doesn’t surprise me that Rhianna utilizes so many drug references in her videos. There are so many people out there they want to escape reality. One reason I believe drug use and abuse is rampant. I’ve witnessed it first hand. Off topic back to the point.
The Lumineers once again. Much of the music I have been listening to lately has been creeping up on the radio. I am starting to think it is what they are calling “Hipster” now. While I was on YouTube listening to “Ho Hey” SNL was on television with none other than The Lumineers playing the same song. What are the odds of this? Happens too often if you ask me. It’s like learning a new word and notice it being used all the time. You ask yourself “Why haven’t I heard of this word before?”.
So I started to say I blame “The Lumineers”. In actuality, I blame them all. All the singers and songwriters. They all make too many connections to my state of mind. They cause the whirlwind of emotions.
If only I could be one of them.